As the cost of living escalates in San Diego Country, many more college students are turning to community colleges for "general education" with intent to transfer to a 4-year institution after 60 units have been obtained. Affordable, especially when compared to what students in other states pay. Education quality ranges from moderate to excellent, depending upon subject matter and instructor involvement. Parking is do-able but can be hectic if one does not leave enough time before racing to class. Large variety of course offerings that cater to a wide range of interests and specializations. Good bet for recent high school grads, those who wish to puruse a trade such as woodworking or mixed media, or those who wish to sharpen their skills for a current employer. Great music and graphics program. Low on student involvement in clubs.